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Hope Solo calls Sweden 'cowards' after they beat United States in soccer

United States goalkeeper Hope Solo fails to stop a penalty during a penalty shoot-out in the quarter-final match of the women's Olympic football tournament between the United States and Sweden in Brasilia Friday Aug. 12, 2016. The United States was eliminated by Sweden after a penalty shoot-out
United States goalkeeper Hope Solo fails to stop a penalty during a penalty shoot-out in the quarter-final match of the women's Olympic football tournament between the United States and Sweden in Brasilia Friday Aug. 12, 2016. The United States was eliminated by Sweden after a penalty shoot-out AP

Hope Solo wins the gold medal for being an ugly American.

The controversial goalie for the U.S. women's soccer team unleashed an epic sore-loser rant after the Americans were upset by Sweden in the Olympic quarterfinals Friday.

The outspoken Solo, rather than paying tribute to the gritty Swedish squad, denounced the winners as a “bunch of cowards.”

"I thought that we played a courageous game," Solo told reporters after the shocking defeat. "I thought we had many opportunities on goal. I think we showed a lot of heart. We came back from a goal down. I'm very proud of this team.”

The oft-troubled goalkeeper probably should have stopped there — but she went on to put her foot in her mouth.

“But I also think we played a bunch of cowards,” Solo added.

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